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Scandinavian artists and American songs




Scandinavian-American artists, who sang in Swedish and Norwegian, also performed American songs. Hjalmar Peterson and Charles G. Widdén sang them in Swedish translation. The Olson Sisters and Iverson Brothers sang them in English and Norwegian. The Swedish-American evangelist J. A. Hultman had Swedish versions of American hymns in his repertoire.

The Swedish-born Joe Hill and Finnish-American T-Bone Slim wrote labor songs that borrowed the melodies of well-known American hymns and songs. Many of their songs were published by the I. W. W. (Wobblies) in the "Little Red Songbook".

In 1931 Ernest Iverson published "Old Time Favorite Songs", an anthology of two hundred songs. The book included "They Go Wild Over Me", an adaptation of "The Popular Wobbly" by T-Bone Slim. In 1937 Ernest and Clarence Iverson published "Cowboy and Mountain Ballads", a collection of traditional and popular music with a few Iverson originals.

ARTICLES
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Hill
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Alfred_Hultman
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleonora_and_Ethel_Olson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Peterson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-Bone_Slim
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_G._Widdén

AMERICAN REPERTOIRE OF NORDIC PERFORMERS
Tracks 01-04: Hjalmar Peterson
Tracks 05-07: Charles G. Widdén
Tracks 08-17: Eleonora and Ethel Olson
Tracks 18-42: Ernest and Clarence Iverson
Tracks 18-27: Old Time Favorite Songs
Tracks 28-37: Cowboy and Mountain Ballads
Tracks 43-43: J. A. Hultman
Tracks 44-47: Joe Hill melodies
Tracks 48-51: T-Bone Slim melodies

AMERICAN AND SWEDISH TITLES
Don't Take Me Home (Mister Johnsons Klagan)
Everybody's Doin' It Now (Våran Bal)
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles (Såpbubblor)
The Jolly Coppersmith (Den Lustige Kopparslagarn)
Just Kiss Yourself Good-Bye (Petters Olycksaliga Frieri)
Lucky Jim (Lycklige Jim)
On The Banks Of The Wabash (Barndomshemmet)

JOE HILL AND T-BONE SLIM MELODIES
The Girl Question (Tell Mother I'll Be There)
Harvest Land (Beulah Land)
I'm Too Old To Be A Scab (Just Before The Battle, Mother)
I Wanna Free Miss Liberty (My Sunny Tennessee)
The Popular Wobbly (They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me)
The Preacher And The Slave (In the Sweet By And By)
The Tramp (Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!)
The White Slave (Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland)


19 - Barnacle Bill The Sailor
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
20 - The Big Rock Candy Mountain
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
34 - Red River Valley
[MusicBrainz (recording)]


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